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Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a 'sissy suit'

Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a 'sissy suit'

Jan 30 2014, 8:24pm CST | by

Michael Keaton claims the new 'Robocop' costume is a "sissy suit". The actor - who appears in the cyborg cop reboot as Raymond Sellers, CEO of the evil Omnicorp organization - joked the special...

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Michael Keaton: Robocop costume a 'sissy suit'

Jan 30 2014, 8:24pm CST | by

Michael Keaton claims the new 'Robocop' costume is a "sissy suit".

The actor - who appears in the cyborg cop reboot as Raymond Sellers, CEO of the evil Omnicorp organization - joked the special effects armor Joel Kinnaman had to wear as the title character wasn't a patch on the rubber suit he had to don to play Batman in 1989.

He said: "That sissy suit - they have air conditioning in it. [When I played Batman] I couldn't do [any] of that because I couldn't get up to go the bathroom.

"They put me in this thing and inside, honestly, I started having panic attacks. Literally, panic attacks. So, I thought, 'I don't know how I'm going to do this, man. I'm feeling really, really scared.' "

While costume design has come on since the 80s, Joel said his 45lb suit was still difficult to wield, and took almost two hours to put on each day.

He told Fox news: "It was a bit of a challenge to put on. It was so uncomfortable, it was digging in everywhere, it was pressing down on my shoulders, and I was sweating like a pig. After twenty minutes, I said, 'I gotta get out of this!' And then, it was a daunting idea that I was going to have to wear this for 14 hours a day, six days a week for five months."

Having been through a similar process, Michael, 62, could relate, but didn't offer much sympathy.

He added: "I enjoyed every minute of watching. I'd just sit there in my little business suit and watch him. There was a lot of gloating."

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After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Sep 1 2014 8:26am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Note: There are 26 films in the on-air version of this story — but here are three favorites. Hollywood hauled out Apes, Transformers, and X-Men and still had a humdrum summer at the box office. For the first time in years, no summer blockbuster's managed to crack the $300 million barrier at the North American box office. In fact, until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, the film industry was looking at its lowest attendance figures in more than a decade. Still, hope springs eternal, a ...
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3 days ago

Telluride Film Festival kicks off Oscar race with 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' more

Aug 29 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

The Colorado town of Telluride usually has a population of about 2,300, but it grows considerably for its annual film festival.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images If the Academy Awards were a baseball game, the Telluride Film Festival would be batting clean-up. Opening Aug. 29 and running through Labor Day, the 41st annual festival in this remote mountain resort doesn’t aim to be a bellwether for anything Oscar-related. Y ...
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4 days ago

Emma Stone in green Valentino at the Venice Film Festival: beautiful or basic?

Aug 28 2014 6:15am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

The Venice Film Festival kicked off yesterday. YAY! I love the Venice Film Festival. The photos are almost always great. The kick-off premiere event was for that bizarre (and allegedly awesome) film Birdman. Michael Keaton is the eponymous Birdman, and Ed Norton and Emma Stone figure into the story as well. Some early Oscar prognosticators believe that Keaton is a sure thing for all the awards. We’ll see. Anyway, let’s talk fashion! For the premiere, Emma Stone rocked ...
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5 days ago

'Birdman' Opens Venice, Fox Brings 'Turtles' to Seoul

Aug 27 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: WSB Radio

The 71st annual Venice Film Festival opened with a star-studded red carpet premiere of "Birdman." The film's lead star Michael Keaton joined Edward Norton and Emma Stone for the red carpet ...
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5 days ago

Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with ‘Birdman’

Aug 27 2014 12:05pm CDT | Source: Variety

Michael Keaton is back, in a big way. With his new film “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on the 62-year-old actor’s kinetic, revelatory performance. In a bit of meta casting, Keaton plays Rigg ...
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5 days ago

The Birdman cast at Venice Film Festival opening photo call

Aug 27 2014 10:56am CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

Venice. Birdman opens the festival tonight. Here’s the cast with director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu at the photo call today…already looking triumphant? Everyone is watching Birdman as one of the expected contenders for Oscar. They’ve been tal ...
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3 weeks ago

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton in Talks for Catholic Priest Sex Abuse Scandal Film

Aug 8 2014 7:03pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Stanley Tucci are in advanced talks to board the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal film Spotlight.The ripped-from-the-headlines drama chronicles the Catholic Church's decades-long cover-up of its pedophile priests in Massachusetts that came to light thanks to a yearlong investigation by The Boston Globe. Tom McCarthy (Win Win) is directing. Ruffalo and McAdams would play reporters. Ins ...
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3 weeks ago

Eddie Redmayne enters Oscar race with The Theory Of Everything trailer

Aug 8 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Lainey Gossip

It’s been trailer porn for the last few weeks, non? They’re all rolling out previews for fall releases and award season contenders. This year looks to be a strong one for Actors. When isn’t it a strong year for Actors? Right n ...
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4 weeks ago

WATCH: Michael Keaton Wrestles Edward Norton in Full  Birdman Trailer (VIDEO)

Jul 31 2014 11:18am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Fox Searchlight)  Birdman released its first full trailer on Thursday. The film stars Michael Keaton as a has-been superhero actor who tries to mount a Broadway play. Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, and Lindsay Duncan costar in the dark comedy. Bird ...
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4 weeks ago

Birdman Full Length Trailer

Jul 31 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Set to open Venice Film Festival in under a month and recently announced as the closing night feature of New York Film Festival, expectations are high for Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman. After the first teaser dropped briefly showcasing the ensemble and inventive camerawork from Emmanuel Lubezki, we now have a new international preview of the drama.The story in the film only tracks a few days, as Michael Keaton‘s character attempts t ...
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